Mari Viita-Aho is a PhD-student in museology. Her research is an interdisiplined study of museum education in Finland and its development under different political climates. Her focus is on shifting discourses, and her viewpoint is on museums as public institutions.
Besides writing her thesis, she is working as a guide in the Gallen-Kallela Museum, simultaneously interfering in exhibition processes. She is interested in different forms of museum and gallery education and on that basis she is also leading a group for people with intellectual disabilities familiarizing themselves with art museums.